ID 707 Critique of Design I Syllabus for 2017-18: Object writing

New syllabus for ID707 Critique of Design I: Object writing helps students think about, talk about and write about objects in a creative and critical manner. The course is divided into three four-week modules, each with three reading weeks and a module assigment: Representation module consists of readings on semiology and affordances, and concludes with an advertising analysis assignment. In Consumption module, students read on material culture, subculture and craft consumption, and conduct a single interview around an object. The final Body module has readings on script theory and Ingold’s skilled practice, and ends with an observation assignment.

Find the syllabus here.

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